Successful relationships are way beyond vacations, expensive gifts, cards, and dinner at fancy hotels. They are about how you fight and grow together. Disagreements and argument in a relationship are normal. For a relationship to be strong, a couple must continue to love one another even when they disagree. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge the challenges that couples face and not shy away from the problems. Your relationship should have a safe space for each other so that you can express your true selves because open, honest and kind communication creates better relationships.
How can arguments be beneficial in a relationship?
We live such hectic and stressful lives that often we find ourselves overwhelmed with our responsibilities and have no time to communicate with our partners. Many of the issues that caused the first fight can be resolved by accepting and respecting your partner’s emotions, sentiments, job schedule, and family circumstances. But it’s also okay if you’re arguing. You let go of your emotions and feelings that have been suppressed for a long time when arguing. Your partner may better comprehend what’s going on in your head if you do this. Understanding the issue is the first step in solving it.
Here are 3 benefits of arguing in a relationship:
1. You feel lighter after an argument
Arguing and fighting with your partner can be an emotionally draining and exhausting experience. But have you ever felt like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders after an argument? This is so that you can let out your anger and find serenity. You release your emotions, you release your insecurities. Instead of holding on to your emotions, it is important to let them go and find release, but always express yourself with kindness and respect so be mindful of your partner’s emotions as well. Be sure to time the disagreement in such a way that it helps you move forward in the relationship.
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2. Active listening can save your relationship
Always look at problems as a whole, arguments should never be about pointing fingers at each other but more about resolving the issue at hand. Being in an argument with your partner can give you a chance to express your disappointment, what you feel, and what hurts you as well as when you really pay attention and listen to what your partner is saying you will be better able to empathise with what they are going through. Clearing up misunderstandings as soon as they happen and letting go of resentments will make your relationship stronger.
3. It helps you to improve yourself
They say “grow through what you go through” is so important. Fighting is like an unprocessed product, there is no strength and growth that will be achieved as a human being or in your relationship. By keeping your attention on what really matters, that you care about this person and want them to always be happy, you will develop more life skills such as patience, kindness and strength, which will result in a better relationship with yourself and others.